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Publisher's Summary

"Love can carry us through all of this. It doesn't age. Its back doesn't go out. It doesn't get arthritis, or need a motor. It doesn't lose its hearing or become forgetful. It is what keeps on when the years get late and our hair is grey. It's what can heal and buoy us through anything. I want to be old with you, yes, but I want to feel young with you forever."

I finished reading the words and found myself speechless. I was a single mother, yet this selfless bachelor had come into my life, and he had literally changed everything. I'd never known a love like this.

©2014 Elisa Magagna (P)2017 Elisa Magagna

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Light Slow Friendship That Develops Into More.

The story was light and fairly easy to follow. Gina's behavior was a bit puzzling to me at times. It is not surprising her "boyfriend" was stringing her along. He was married!!! IMO Someone with children should never get involved with a married person!

The narration was ok but needed more emotions and differentiation between characters. I found myself getting distracted at times.

Mark is a kind person and different than all the men she has gotten involved with. She has some growing to do before getting into a serious relationship.

This is a laid back romance with very little drama. It has a HEA conclusion.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Stranger's Kindness


☂️ This book introduces us to Gina, a divorced, single mother of 2. She is sleeping with a man who promises he is going to divorce his wife. Gina is starting a new job as a security guard on the graveyard shift.

The 1st night she is working she sees a man who is very attractive. She will end up finding that the man is called Mark and after developing a friendship with him, she must reevaluate her priorities – as well as morality.

That is the basic backdrop. I didn't particularly care for the heroine, in the beginning her behavior was selfish and seemed to be without thought for her children. Mark is a saint and puts up with a lot of crap. Other characters add a lot of depth to the story.

After the 1st couple of chapters I was tempted to shut it off, but *I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review* so I plugged along. The main character had some really serious character flaws but by the end I liked her. (I didn't love her, I liked her.)

4 stars for the story

The voice performance was very good. Courtney Parker was able to perform the male characters in a believable manner. The female characters seems to come easily to her.

Overall experience is 4 stars as well.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Interesting and Fun Little Love Story

As a Guy of a Certain age, I am not the intended audience for this book but I was really interested when I read the blurb. I enjoyed the story as I could relate to the male character dealing with the single mother main character who has emotional issues and makes the wrong choices over and over placing her emotional needs before her children. And not seeing that the good guy in her life could be the right guy. But since he may want a biological kid of his own write him off without even talking to him. Listening to this was a surreal experience because this was something I experienced as the male character.

I really enjoyed the narration by Ms. Courtney Parker. She does solid work on the performance.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for an unbiased review.

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Not certain what I expected!

I think I was born in the wrong decade to appreciate this book. Parts of this book I really enjoyed and parts grated on me. I cannot imagine dating someone if they were still married. I think if they have not shed their baggage, run away as they might never get divorced, is called letting go and escaping! I thought the female lead character was shallow and immature even though she was in her 30's. Both the author and narrator were new to me. I was provided with this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily written this review.

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Sweet romance

Loved this story! It follows the evolution of the character's relationship from friends to lovers over years. I love how they bring in other characters in their lives especially her children. A very moving story, I laughed and I cried. The narrator was excellent. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A Strangers Kindness

This was a ok book and a good narrator. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the author, narrator or publisher.

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Ode to Saint Mark

A Stranger's Kindness was OK as far as romances go but the main supportive character needed flaws to flesh out his humanity. The schmuck was truly a schmuck in every sense but his humanity could be understood. Courtney Parker's voice has an ethereal quality that I thoroughly enjoyed but I could not help but wonder if this material would benefit from a more mature voice. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Sweet Romance

Any additional comments?

Overall I enjoyed A Stranger's Kindness but parts of the story were a bit annoying. The constant reference to Gina's ex-boyfriend as "the shmuck" wore a little thin after a while. I found the main character Gina to be very immature and gullible for her age. And weren't her children a little old for bedtime stories? Her boyfriend Mark had the patience of a saint for putting up with the roller coaster of a relationship that she had him on. I was glad to see a little growth on her part and I'm happy that she finally came to her senses about the men in her life, as well as her responsibility to put her children first. The story, minus my knit picking, was a sweet romance with a happily ever after and the narrator did a good job with the characters and pacing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love can be found in a stranger's kindness!

What did you love best about A Stranger's Kindness?

I fell in love with this book right from the start. I loved all the characters and the book has reminded me that love can be found from the kindness of a stranger.

The narrator has done and incredible job with the narrative and I will definitely be listening to more of her work :)

What other book might you compare A Stranger's Kindness to and why?

I cannot think of a book to compare this one too.

Which scene was your favorite?

The honeymoon when they were reading their letters

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Love can be found in a stranger's kindness"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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There are good guys out there, but look hard.

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I liked the characters, storyline, and the narration. I hate that some women are so easily duped by slimy manipulative men. There are good ones out there, but you really have to look hard. I love happily ever afters and this story is oh so sweet. I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook after receiving an advanced copy I requested.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful